The May 13 Coronation celebration will feature free public admission to the Botanic Garden throughout the day, and an afternoon program to include performances by the Treaty 6 Singers and Dancers, the Royal Canadian Artillery Band, the RCMP Pipes and Drums, and Kita no Taiko Japanese Drummers. The official program will begin at 1:00 pm. Reservations and advance tickets are not required.
The University of Alberta Botanic Garden is located just outside Edmonton, 5 KM north of the Town of Devon on Highway 60. May 13 event details are available at www.lieutenantgovernor.ab.ca. Media are invited to attend.
“His Majesty’s Coronation marks an exciting new chapter, and it is also a powerful affirmation of the history, traditions and continuity that underpin our system of government and the fundamental principles of democracy, human rights and the rule of law that sit at the very heart of who we are as Canadians.
“The Crown also connects us to the Commonwealth, a vibrant and diverse global family that shares our commitment to building a society that fosters health, hope and opportunity for all. I am honoured to serve as His Majesty’s representative in Alberta and I think we will see a very thoughtful era with our King of Canada.
“I wish an enjoyable celebration to the Alberta communities and groups planning Coronation gatherings this coming weekend and beyond, and I am excited to welcome Albertans to our special Coronation event on May 13.”
Her Honour, the Honourable Salma Lakhani, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta